Mon.Feb 13, 2012

11 Must-Follow Nonprofits on Pinterest

Nonprofit Tech for Good

With 10.4 million registered users, Pinterest hit the 10 million-user benchmark last week making it the fastest growing website ever.

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Social Media, Journalism and “The News Will Find Me”


The awesome Debra Askanase of Community Organizer 2.0 just posted a great slide deck of a presentation she gave recently on the impact of social media on journalism to the New England Press and Newspaper Association ‘s Winter Conference.

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How After Action Reviews Can Improve Your Social Media Strategy

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Source: via Beth on Pinterest.

A Few Good Tools for Video Editing


PublishDate: February 2012. Author: Kyle Henri Andrei. Before the digital revolution, videos—like still photographs—were actually shot on film. Editing them involved cutting out individual frames and splicing the filmstrip back together, a tedious and expensive process that resulted in lots of little plastic squares on the cutting room floor.

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Online Community Recap: "Secret Sauce” Tips to Building Engaged Online Communities

Tech Soup Blog

The Online Community Meetup kicked off 2012 with Bill Johnston , head of Global Community at Dell ; Gail Ann Williams , community director at Salon / The Well ; Rachel Luxemburg , group manager, Community at Adobe ; and Thor Muller , chief technology officer, Get Satisfaction.

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What Goes into a Social Media Strategic Plan?


Lasica. Founder. Socialbrite. A social media strategy should support the overall organization, not just a single department. It is your blueprint, the animating force that connects goals to actions. How many nonprofits do you know that have incorporated social as part of their overall strategy, or even their communications strategy? Let's go further: How many nonprofits really have a strategy? Apart from the largest nonprofits, the list is painfully small.

Technology and the New Workplace Currency

AFP Blog

Technology and the New Workplace Currency : Cisco has recently come out with a new study, the 2011 World Technology report, that looks at the [internet] habits of college students and young professionals entering the workforce. The report asks specifically whether ”their demands for information access are changing business communications and the future of work”. According to the report

Lame spam of the day: U.N. natural disaster victim payment

Robert Weiner

This spam is both lame (no graphic, no attempt to make the senders address look legit, mangled English) and odious -- preying on disaster victims (one can hope they're just preying on greedy idiots who will pretend to be disaster victims). Sender: Ban ki Moon ( Subject: United Nations Headquarters. Text: United Nations Headquarters. 760 United Nations Plaza, New York, New York 10017, U.S. Bank ATM. Attention: Beneficiary. THE UNITED NATIONS.

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AFP Blog

The tone of life on social networking sites | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project : The overall social and emotional climate of social networking sites (SNS) is a very positive one where adult users get personal rewards and satisfactions at far higher levels than they encounter anti-social people or have ill consequences from their encounters. A nationally representative phone survey of American adults finds that

Make Your Videos Better

Tech Soup Blog

Kyle Henri Andrei is a research assistant at Idealware and is a recent graduate of communications at Indiana State University. He authored a newly-published article comparing A Few Good Tools for Video Editing , as well as this blog post with tips on making video better.

CharityVillage? Research: Hey You, Get Out of Your Social Media Comfort Zone.Yes You!

AFP Blog

CharityVillage Research: Hey You, Get Out of Your Social Media Comfort Zone.Yes You! Becoming comfortable with a social network yourself is the best way to understand how your supporters and donors might interact with your organization in social spaces. Here are three less popular (but no less addictive!) networks that are worthy of a little personal investigation.

5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest ? It’s All Virtual

AFP Blog

5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest  It’s All Virtual : 5 Things Virtual Event Platforms Can Learn from Pinterest. NPVirtualEvent NPVirtualConference